Just hoping to gather some info to settle my mind a little. I had implanon inserted around 8 months ago. At first it was great although two weeks after having it put in I had a period which lasted for nearly three weeks. After that there was nothing for six months till around five weeks ago when I started bleeding (complete with nasty period style pains and PMT) and just haven't stopped.
I went to my GP who insisted on a pap smear for cervical cancer. He also advised that it was unlikely Implanon would be related to this after this length of time. While I wait for the test results I've been really stressed out as I had multiple cone biopsies around ten years ago to remove pre cancerous cervical cells.
I've been very vigilant with PAP smears - usually insisting on one every six to twelve months due to my history. The last one ten months ago was all clear and I'm in perfect health otherwise.
This has made me really anxious as my GP was quite adamant Implanon was unlikely to cause bleeding after so many months. My impression had been that Implanon was related to all sorts of irregular bleeding patterns so I hadn't been stressed at all prior to seeing the doctor!
Has anyone else had any similar experiences with Implanon bleeding irregularities past the first few months? Time will tell with the tests but in the meantime I'm preparing to have the Implanon removed next week as well.